Suspected bank robber pleads not guilty

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An Old Town man was arrested yesterday for two bank robberies. He has already served jail time for two other bank robberies five years ago.

The suspect is 26-year-old Troy Gay. He was arrested following a joint investigation by the Penobscot County Sheriffs Office and Orono Police.

Gay made an initial appearance in court today and that's when he pleaded not guilty to two robberies over the past few months. The first robbery took place on March 20 at the Camden National Bank in Corinth. The second on April 25 at the Bangor Savings Bank in Orono.

Police said Gay wore a mask at both robberies and did not have a weapon. His bail is set at fifty thousand dollars cash. Authorities said this arrest was a group effort, involving several local and state law enforcement agencies.

"I think what's important as far as I can see at this point is the fact that the policy agencies are working together," District Attorney Chris Almy said. "It was critical for them putting this case together."

Gay was convicted of robbing two banks back in 2009, a Bangor Savings Bank in Howland and a Bank Of America in Bangor. He served three and a half years of an eight year sentence after accepting a plea deal from prosecutors. He could also face charges for violating probation for that conviction.


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